Seattle area nonbinary therapist helping LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people reconnect to their authentic self and heal attachment wounds .
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Angie Milano MA, LMHC
As someone diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, I deeply understand the struggle. In my experience, some of the biggest barriers for neurodiverse people occur because we do not fit the "mold" we've been taught to model. Part of our work together will be helping you break out of those molds, so you can create a life you can thrive in. Together, we will find the tools and systems that work uniquely for you. If they do not exist, we will create them.
Attachment is a foundational piece of my work as a therapist. I believe deeply that each of us carries the stories of our family and its history within us. Not only that, but you carry the stories they gave to you *about* you. Most of those stories are false. In our work together, we'll dig out the stories that no longer serve you, and create space for new stories to take root. My hope is that our work will help you reclaim your connection to your body, inner wisdom, and authentic truth.
As we've all been learning the last two years, the world is a wild place. For neurodiverse people living in a capitalist society, burnout is pretty much a guarantee, especially if you haven't been equipped with tools and systems that work for YOU. A big impact of long-term burnout is dissociation from the body. In our work together, we will help you reconnect with your body and restructure your life in such a way that you don't have to betray your limits to feel successful and fulfilled.
I was trained in Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, which is a method of treatment grounded in depth psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and the sacredness of the therapeutic relationship. Fundamentally, I believe what has been broken in relationship must be healed in relationship, and this primary belief impacts all other aspects of the therapeutic experience. Though I use other modalities as well, psychodynamic psychotherapy is the foundational pillar of my work as a therapist.
Ecotherapy recognizes that our dis-ease as humans stems from living a life that is disconnected and out of harmony with the natural rhythms of the earth. To place mental illness solely in personal reality is a delusional repression of actual experience. Our lived experiences - on freeways, in food deserts, and concrete jungles - has separated us from our own rhythms. Our goal then, is simply to welcome you back to the rhythms of your body and the earth.
I use IFS as a framework to help clients understand themselves more deeply- we'll work together to help you build a caring, compassionate relationship with your parts (even the mean or judgy ones), and help you learn to work with your parts instead of against them.
From a young age, all of us are taught ways of relating to others - these strategies are often messages or ways of relating that friends, family & community pass down. If the adults around us didn't know how to relate in healthy ways, we often carry some of that programming with us into adulthood. In our work together, we will explore this old programming and help you build a style of relating and communicating that feels authentic and true to you.